District play opens up Friday as we head into Week 6 of Kentucky high school football. All Rankings and Predictions are from CalPreps.com.
Class 1A, District 5
The Greyhounds’ offense is averaging 47 points per game. Their only loss is to Pineville. The CalPreps #8 ranked team in 1A beat Paris 50-19. Their only other competition has been Frankfort, who they beat 56-30. Paris has been dominant against Bath County, Ludlow, and Morgan County. They will face a tough challenge playing all three district games in back-to-back-to-back weeks. Does Paris’ dominance show how strong they are, or how weak their opponents were?
2. Nicholas County
The Bluejackets find themselves in a similar situation as Paris. They are 5-0 with some dominating performances. They defeated their toughest opponent of the year Owen County 29-7. The rest have not been close. Again, they will be tested in the district.
3. Bracken County
The Polar Bears are off to their best start since 2012. Their best win so far was an 8-6 win over Lewis County in week one. Bracken County surprised Frankfort and beat them for the first time in school history. As has been said before, have they been challenged enough to win the district? Bracken is still looking for its first district championship in school history.
4. Bishop Brossart
The four team district race finishes off with last year’s district champion. The Mustang’s defense, which has been outstanding the last season and a half, gave up 40 points in a blowout loss to Lloyd Memorial. Don’t be surprised, however, to see Brossart regain the top spot in the district. They have solid wins over Dayton and Holy Cross.
Class 3A, District 5
1. Mason County
The Royals are still undefeated after four straight road wins. The latter two are over Tates Creek (24-21) and Boyd County (13-12). The Royals finally play their first home game of the season Friday. They host district opponent Pendleton County. The Royals should run through the district opponents of Pendleton, Powell, and Lewis pretty handily. Fleming County will give them a challenge, though. Mason County could be 9-0 going into the Greenup County game. The 4-1 Musketeers are the biggest threat to Mason County’s undefeated season.
2. Fleming County
The Panthers are 2-3 in what have all been competitive games. They lost to Greenup and Rowan by 1 point.
3. Powell County
The Pirates are 1-4. The latter three teams in District 5 of 3A finished in the bottom in all of 3A last year.
4. Lewis County
The Lions are 2-2, which includes a 6-8 loss to Bracken County.
5. Pendleton County
The Wildcats are 0-5 and it doesn’t look promising @ Mason County. They are the last rated team in 3A according to CalPreps.com.
Class 4A, District 5
1. Boyle County
The 2021 4A State Champion Rebels are 5-0 and looking to make it 3 straight State Championships and 4 straight championship game appearances. Last week the defeated Bowling Green 35-21.
2. Lexington Catholic
LexCath may be the only one in the district who could threaten the Boyle County football machine. The Knights are still one of the top teams in 4A. They are 4-1, with their only loss being by 1 point to Covington Catholic.
3. Bourbon County
The Colonels are 1-4 on the season. But that record is very misleading. They have put together a gauntlet schedule that included games at West Jessamine, Belfry, and Great Crossing. Bright spots are on the offense behind QB Clay Estes who is throwing for 158 ypg and rushing for 58 ypg, and Josh Moody is running for 71 ypg and receiving for 39 ypg. Coach David Jones is hoping that his tough schedule will prepare them for one of the state’s toughest districts.
4. Anderson County
The Bearcats are 1-4 with a 22-49 loss to Harrison County.
Class 4A, District 6
1. Boyd County
The Lions are the CalPreps.com pick for 4A District 6 for now. They lost to Mason County last week 12-13.
The Bulldogs are 4-1 on the season with wins over Grant, Boone, and Newport.
3. Rowan County
The Vikings are 2-5 with a win over West Carter and a 21-20 win over Fleming County.
4. Harrison County
The Thorobreds got back in the win column last week after a walk-off field goal gave tem the 23-20 win over Estill County. The Breds offense has been putting up big numbers behind a committee of backs and receivers like Malachi Feeback, Jaxon Zink, Jashon Lewis, and Braxton Grubb. They are led by QB Kaydon Custard who is averaging 236 yards in the air and 86 yards on the ground. Their defense showed out against Estill County and held them to three touchdowns, which is their second best defense effort on the season.
The Eagles are 2-3 but could easily be 5-0. They started off with a 14-31 loss to Walton Verona and 13-14 loss to Boone County. They also had a 20-21 loss to Conner. Last week, blew out Grant County 50-8. Bennie Hill has rushed for 700 yards on the season already.
Class 5A, District 6
- Frederick Douglass
- Scott County
- Great Crossing
- Montgomery County
- Grant County
Class 6A, District 6
- Simon Kenton
- Dixie Heights
- Campbell County
Class 6A, District 8
- George Rogers Clark
- Madison Central
- Bryan Station
- Oldham County